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Adult/Older Adult Programs

Learn to Run 5K
A 10-week walk-to-run program designed for beginners, led by a community volunteer.  The group meets once per week with the expectation that participants follow a training program on their own outside of the L2R group.  All program graduates will complete a 5K run upon completion of the program.  Check out the L2R program being offered in the Western Region:
Tignish - Tuesdays at 6:30 starting April 18 at Bi-Centennial Park led by Cherissa Arsenault
Alberton - Mondays at 5:30 starting April 24 at Old Stone Station led by Stacey Legere
O'Leary - Wednesdays at 6:30 starting April 19 at O'Leary Walking Track led by Laura Haywood
Ellerslie - Tuesdays at 6:00 starting April 18 at Ellerslie Walking Track led by Chantel Henderson & Crystal MacKendrick
Evangeline - Tuesdays at 6:30 starting April 18 at Ecole Evangeline led by Tracey Wilson
Miscouche - Wednesdays at 6:30 starting April 19 at Confederation Trail (Lady Slipper Dr) led by Marcel Richard

Learn to run 10K
The L2R 10K program is meant for L2R 5K graduates or those who are able to walk and run a 5K distance and want to increase their running stamina.  This 10-week program will progressively teach your body to go from running a 5K to a 10K distance.  All program graduates will complete a 10K run upon completion of the program.  Check out the L2R 10K programs being offered in the Western Region:
Tignish - Thursdays at 6:30 starting April 20 at Bi-Centennial Park led by Cherissa Arsenault
Alberton - Wednesdays at 6:30 starting April 12 at Town Hall led by Ron & Susan Flynn
Tyne Valley - Wednesdays at 6:30 starting April 26 at Tyne Valley Play School led by Nicole DesRoches

Learn to Run Half Marathon (21K)
If you are ready to take your running to the next level, this is the program for you!  Join Julie Ramsay as she leads a 12-week program meeting on Thursdays at 6:30 starting March 30 at Kent Building Supplies in Bloomfield.

Learn to Run Finale
On June 24th, the Learn to Run participants from the Western Region will come together for a 5K/10K finale!  The 10K event will start at 9:30am, the 5K at 10:00am at the Mill River Aquaplex Parking Lot.  Hope to see Learn to Run participants from Miscouche, Evangeline, Tyne Valley, Ellerslie, O'Leary, Alberton and Tignish!
Adult Pickleball
Come try the exciting sport of pickleball; a game played on a badminton court with a tennis net and ping pong-like paddles! Cost is $2/person and indoor sneakers are required.
Ellerslie - Elementary School - 7:30pm Mondays starting January 9
Hernewood - Junior High School - 7:30pm Tuesdays starting January 10
Ecole Evangeline - 6:30pm Wednesdays starting January 18
O'Leary - Elementary School - 7pm Thursdays starting January 12
Programs run until June, anyone is welcome to join.  Contact Toni for more information at geary.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856

Adult Badminton
Anyone age 18+ is welcome to join us for Adult Badminton.  This free program is offered at both Ellerslie Elementary and Miscouche Consolidated.
Ellerslie Elementary School - Thursdays at 7pm starting January 12 - May 25
Miscouche
Consolidated - Thursdays at 6:30pm starting January 12 - February 9
Clean sneakers are required.  Contact Toni at geary.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856 for more information.

Cards and Games for Seniors
Seniors are welcome to join their friends and neighbors for cards and coard games starting Jan. 4 at 2pm Wednesdays at Tyne Valley Fire Hall.  Contact Alison at 859-8856 or griffin.wsrc@gmail.com for more information.

Nordic Walking O'Leary
Join Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Shauna Arsenault and enjoy the benefits of Nordic Pole Walking.  6-week program will meet at 10am on Mondays starting May 1 at O'Leary Walking Track.  This program for anyone that wants to live a healthier lifestyle with special focus on smokers.  Poles are provided so pre-registration is necessary by contacting griffin.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856.

Indoor Walk Group at Westisle

Great way to stay active this winter! Westisle Composite High School is opening their doors to the public every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30am-1pm for indoor walking.  Clean, dry sneakers are required and you must report to the office upon arrival. Contact Alison at 859-8856 or griffin.wsrc@gmail.com for more information.

50+ Walking Group Ellerslie
The Ellerslie walking group meets at 9am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for approximately 1 hour of physical activity.  Anyone is welcome to join, but meeting location changes each week so please contact Mary McGuire for more information 831-2812.

go!Older Adults  
Join Heidi Hudson, Toni Geary, or Cheryl Desroches for this 12-week introduction to physical activity and healthy living program aimed at older adults of all abilities.  There will be a $10 fee for the 12 weeks. Contact Toni at geary.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856 for more information.  Current programs starting January 11:
St. Louis - 10:30am Mondays at the St. Louis Community Centre (Heidi Hudson)
Tyne Valley - 9am Wednesdays at the Tyne Valley Presbyterian Church (Heidi Hudson)
Evangeline - 10:45am Wednesdays at Le Bel Age Common Room (Heidi Hudson)

Bloomfield - 1pm Wednesdays at St. Anthony's Legion, Bloomfield (Heidi Hudson)
Miscouche - 10am Wednesdays at Miscouche Recreation Centre (Toni Geary)
O'Leary - 10am Thursdays at O'Leary Community Centre (Toni Geary)
Tignish - 9am Mondays at Tignish Parish Centre (Cheryl Desroches)
Miminegash - 9:30am Wednesdays at Miminegash Community Centre (Cheryl Desroches)
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